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‘NCIS: LA’ Spinoff To Launch Later This Season

Submitted by on November 6, 2012 – 1:00 pm Comments

First there was “JAG” then “JAG” begot “NCIS,” which in turn begot “NCIS: LA,” which will now serve as host for an untitled spinoff in the works for later this season. CBS’ plans to further extend the “NCIS” brand in an untitled project that will follow a “small mobile team of agents” who “crisscross the country solving crimes.” The concept and characters will be introduced in a two-part “NCIS: LA” episode airing later this season.

The network has probably taken the decision because both the tenth season of “NCIS” and the fourth season of “NCIS: LA” remain among the most-watched series on all of network TV. For the uninitiated NCIS, formerly known as NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service, is an American police procedural drama television series revolving around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which conducts criminal investigations involving the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. In season seven, NCIS was joined by a spin-off series, NCIS: Los Angeles, starring Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J. The concept and characters for NCIS were initially introduced in a two-part episode in the eighth season of the CBS series JAG.

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 On March 14, 2012, CBS renewed NCIS: Los Angeles for a fourth season. The series follows the exploits of the Los Angeles–based Office of Special Projects, an elite division of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service that specializes in undercover assignments. Chris O’Donnell plays the lead character, G. Callen, the Special Agent in Charge of OSP, whose natural talent for undercover work is legendary. LL Cool J plays the role of Senior Field Agent Sam Hanna, a former Navy SEAL, who is fluent in Arabic and an expert on Middle Eastern culture.

As mentioned earlier, JAG was the one that started it all.  JAG was first aired on NBC on September 23, 1995, but was later canceled on May 22, 1996 after finishing 79th in the ratings, leaving one episode unaired. Rival network CBS picked up the series for a midseason replacement, beginning on January 3, 1997. CBS’s decision to air JAG proved very profitable, as it was aired for nine additional seasons.

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